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spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back for the u.s. economy. the president is saying the threat a
will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker
enforcement is truly exemplary. i want to thank everyone in this community that has supported us throughout the past few days. i know there are several questions that need to be answered and more questions to come. we will have an opportunity to address these later as more details become available. thank you very much. >> no other details on cfnt child but he reportedly suffered from asberger's syndrome on the autism. what's going on there tonight, jonathan? >> well, shep, as we speak, fbi special agent bomb technicians are sweeping the area surrounding the bunker, they are looking for any improvised explosive devices that the suspect may have left there. they want to make sure the area is safe before they allow forensic teams to go in. once they do finish their work, they will allow state, local and federal police to go in and continue the investigation piecing together exactly what happened through the this tense hostage standoff, shep? >> not a perfect ending, jonathan but pretty close. >> pretty darn close. you know, the community such bittersweet emotions, immediately this it afternoon
] mystery solved. that's it for "special report" tonight. i'm john roberts. thanks for joining us. good night from washington. "the fox report" with shepard smith is next. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, droning americans. the once secret government documents that lays out when it is okay for the u.s. government to kill american citizens. plus, a woman accusing an ex-boyfriend in a last-ditch effort to win over the jury admits she did it. >> did you kill travis alexander? >> yes, i did. >> shepard: stabbed him, shot him, slashed his throat, she admits it all but she says she had a very good reason. plus, world class skier lindsey vaughn badly hurt in a big crash, air lifted right off the mountain. now, questions about whether organizers should have ever allowed this race to go forward. and, the whale that picked a bad spot to surface. >> oh my -- >> shepard: coming up, close encounter in a canoe. but first from fox this tuesday night, stories of sex, lies and the lover's bloody death. tonight, the defendant in a high profile murder trial in phoenix again testified in her ow
dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very l
and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news learned a diversion airy device was used and the hostage rescue team endered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> it was by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. and that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington today. president obama holds eye level talks. house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of both. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the white house. today president obama sits down with civic groups and labor leaders and then separately with business leaders. they're talking about the economy and deficit reduction. but also in the context of how does immigration affect that? the president said he wants to do something about the 11 million people who are living and working in this country and have been doing so for years illegally. but republicans here, especially conservat
-abiding people in the country. >> the nra says prosecutors need to crack down using the laws on the books. we're live in washington. much the same pitch we have been hearing. >> that's right, shep. a familiar approach. the president leaving the beltway, going out to the middle of the country and pitching an idea and saying, here's a placey they have done this. they have cut violent crime, and these are common-sense measures we can take to seive one life, and making the case to the american public that although we may not agree on everything in his approach, that doesn't mean we should do nothing, and so a familiar approach in taking his campaign out on the road, to stump in front of the american people to put pressure on congress to take action. >> mike, we heard what the nra does not want to do. does the nra support anything? >> they do because they say essentially that the bottom line is, mental health is a major issue. if you look at these high-profile crimes we have seen, a lot of it's due to people who shoot be handling a weapon. so saying you fix the mental health him in, and every offi
>>> it's 5:00 p.m. on the east coast, 2:00 p.m. out west. if you're just joining us, thanks for joining us. here's what's happening right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a funeral going on this afternoon for an alabama school bus driver, who was killed when he tried to protect the kids on his bus when a gunman came on board. all the children made it off safely except for one 5-year-old boy who has been kidnapped and held in a bunker for five days now. >> this guy found himself in extraordinary circumstances, he's being laid to rest today. how is he being remembered there? >> people around here know him as chuck. we saw hundreds of people come together at the civic center, because they had to find a bigger venue for all the people who showed up today. members of the military who were there. again honored as people filed into the room. and we even saw school buses that brought faculty and students. people remember him as a father, a husband, who always had a smile on his face. this bus driver who lost his life to protect the students on board his bus. one of his friends said this
. an embattleled u.s. senator's hitting back at his accusers. new video could potentially support his claim he's the victim of a politically motivated smear campaign. plus, a huge scandal in the world's most popular sport. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning se incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both
, gray wants to use some of a projected $240 million budget surplus on affordable housing. if recent years, the city has been only able to keep rent down for low income families instead of building new housing options. he may also call for raises for city employees. the address is at the 6th and i historic synagogue set for 7:00 tonight. >>> the grassroots group empower d.c. will lead a demonstration outside the synagogue to call attention to the school closing plan. it's shutting 15 schools. empower d.c. is working on a lawsuit against the city saying the closures affect a higher number of black students. >>> the virginia general assembly is moving forward with a plan to grade virginia schools. the state senate is execs -- yesterday a bill was passed to assign a letter glade to public schools. they would range from a to f and based on test data and school quality. >>> 6:03 now. the virginia senate will vote on a transportation plan different from the one governor bob mcdonnell envisioned. the senator who introduced the plan surprised his colleagues and introduced an amendment. it wo
at georgetown university and an msnbc political analyst. thank you both for joining us. mark, it's almost two months since that horrific shooting at sandy hook elementary school. and it seems as though we started the conversation by considering every gun safety initiative from assault weapons bans to restricting gun capacity -- the capacity of gun magazines, yet now the nra says even background checks are worthless, so is that it? is that the end of the discussion? >> well, i don't think the nra marks the end of the discussion. i think it marks the beginning of the discussion. you know, you have this unusual period of time where the public is really focused on this, including the president, 850 mayors and police officers which you saw today in minneapolis, and there is majority support, even among gun owners for most if not all of those propositions. i think we're going to have a serious debate in the congress whether the nra likes it or not. >> we reported on the tragic story of ha diya pendleton who performed at the inauguration. she was a hard working young student but was shot in a chicag
boy. nbc's gabe gutierrez has been covering at the scene for us. he's with us from there tonight. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. there's still a lot we don't know about how this standoff finally ended. but for the family of the 5-year-old hostage and the dozens of local and federal law enforcement who worked so hard to rescue him, the important thing is, it's over. seven days after he was abducted from his school bus, a 5-year-old hostage was freed by police, his captor dead, and a delicate standoff, finally over. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus last tuesday demanding two children. when the bus driver, charles poland objected, dykes killed him and grabbed a 5-year-old boy named ethan, who has a mild form of autism. >> i started our discussion with mr. dykes. he feels like he has a story that's important to him, although it's very complex. >> reporter: ethan had been held captive in an un
its policy on gays. lots of discussion surrounding this. happy you're with us this morning. >> it is wednesday, we're halfway there, february 6th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. we are learning a lot more this morning about the fbi raid that saved a kidnapped boy this alabama. it turns out the raid that freed ethan came just in the nick of time because jimmy lee dykes, the man who snatched the child off a school bus and held him captive for close to a week had his bunker rigged with a pair of bombs. this morning bomb technicians are still looking for even more explosives at the scene. victor blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agen
or taped they blew us out for 45 minutes. martha mccal yum did one day, then, greta was next. >> greta: rush is right. we did knock rush off the air but plead not guilty to knocking lights off at the super bowl. thank you for being with us tonight celebrating 11 years on the air at "on the record". good night from washington, d.c.. e, 11 years and counting. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> together, they're perfect. >> bill: so now some american companies are grossing us out at the super bowl. why? what is going on in the advertising industry? >> bill: i will analyze a disturbing trend with juan williams, mary katharineham and adam carolla. >> chicago is becoming a place where we are becoming comfortable with debt. i don't want to become comfortable with debt. >> body count chicago cannot we will have the latest on this awful story. major contributor out of florida. i have confidence he did nothing wrong. >> bill: how will the media cover a possible major scandal surrounding senator robert menendez and other democrats? bernie goldberg will weigh in. caution, you are abou
that s.e.a.l., chris kyle, took out more u.s. enemies than anyone else ever did as a sniper. he often said he preferred to think about the lives he saved by doing it. after four tours in iraq, he returned home to help american troops recover from the invisible wound of war. tonight this young man, eddie routh, is accused of killing him. abc's ryan owens is in texas and he leads us off tonight. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away, but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfortable, this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect's mother, she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try and help her son, and we kind of have an idea that maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested t
some of us are shane up. some of us are telling ourselves that we don't want to get on a bus that much. like not anymore. but, you know, we have to do what we have to do to get our education. >> and tonight those students remember charles poland jr., the bus driver who died trying to protect his students. and later tonight we expect to hear more from authorities. shep? >> shepard: jonathan serrie live midland city, alabama. and on this day in 2004. some harvard student named zuckerburg launched internet phenomenon from his dorm room, facebook, of course. at the time the concept of online social networking was in the very early stages. zuckerberg had told the crimson newspaper he modeled his page after a web site called friendster which never saw much success. facebook was a hit. pretty much anybody 1 or older can join, post status updates and like pictures. when facebook went public last year its stock price quickly plummeted, now it's started to rebound. but the internet got a new friend 9 years ago today. wow, facebook is only 9 years old. that's crazy. now you know the new
further updates. so we hope you join us. >> gretchen: log on for the after the show show. have a great monday. good-bye, everyone. 600 years. it is big news and hit like a bombshell today. i figured you needed some news. martha: you came back from your vacation with very big news. bill: i want to thank the pontiff for waiting for this. martha: even the pope's closest advisers say this decision took them by surprise. the news broke a couple hours ago. in his statement he says after repeatedly examined my conscience before god that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to the petrine ministry. >> reporter: pope benedict 16 says he will be quitting february 28, less than 8 years into his papacy. he said his strength has deteriorated the last couple months and he noted a lack of strength to fulfill his mission. the senior sa senior advisor sae noticed the pope slowing down. we watched pope john paul ii suffer through the last few years of his papacy. maybe he wanted to avoid that. the former cardinal joseph ratzinger was touched by the charges of child abuse in the cathol
was rescued. the pentagon was involved in some way here, leon panetta okaying the use of special equipment used for monitoring. that would have meant that military personnel were also on site but were not part of the takedown. it shows you that concern for this little boy went almost all the way to the top of this administratio administration. >> i know we don't know exact details of how this went down but authorities said they observed this man holding a gun. do we know how they were able to actually observe him? we've been told all along they've been communicating through this pvc piping. >> right. and apparently they've been doing a lot more than just talking through a pipe. we have been told now that there may have been surveillance of some sort, video surveillance. we have also heard maybe the use of drones would be part of that surveillance. there was a lot of high-tech equipment brought to bear. hundreds maybe at some point all surrounding this area and all in some way taking part in the operatio operation. >> is there any understanding of why dykes took this boy off the bus? >> rep
leaders. she said the number of people arrested trying to enter the u.s. illegally dropped to a 40-year low. >> we've matched our successes at the border with smart, effective immigration enforcement with a focus on identifying and removing criminal aliens and other public safety threats. >> president obama will meet with business and labor leaders today hoping to convince them immigration reform will be good for the economy. >>> almost five months after the tragedy at a u.s. consulate that killed americans in benghazi libya, the senate voted to improve security at u.s. embassies overseas the measure heads to the house. [ applause ] >>> monday was john kerry's first day on the job as secretary of state. he joked about his predecessor, hillary clinton, saying he had big heels to fill. >>> public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. officials still aren't sure what caused the 34-minute blackout. according to the "new orleans times picayune," they're looking at equipment that controls the flow of electric
morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the news that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the communi
journalists of fox news, thanks for trusting us for your news and information and making fox news as your number one choice, 11 years and counting. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> together, they're perfect. >> bill: so now some american companies are grossing us out at the super bowl. why? what is going on in the advertising industry? >> bill: i will analyze a disturbing trend with juan williams, mary katharineham and adam carolla. >> chicago is becoming a place where we are becoming comfortable with debt. i don't want to become comfortable with debt. >> body count chicago cannot we will have the latest on this awful story. major contributor out of florida. i have confidence he did nothing wrong. >> bill: how will the media cover a possible major scandal surrounding senator robert menendez and other democrats? bernie goldberg will weigh in. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the united states of commercialism. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
're with us. i'm jenna lee. pope benedict xvi citing his declining health for this decision. the vatican says there is nothing mysterious or grave they quote. but the pope benedict xvi brother told a german newspaper that the pope had difficulty walking. just one report but something to take into consideration here. the 85-year-old pontiff will resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as pope. he was elected by his fellow cardinals in 2005. we're getting new reaction to the announcement from around the world and across the united states. the united states home to 68 million catholics, about 1/5 of the country, including reaction from one church leader elevated to cardinal by the pope last february. >> my affection and for and ad mir vision -- admiration for pope ben benedict xvi. i love him so much, as the bish shop of roam who appointed me to you all. to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. i'm in admiration for him is even higher because of his you humility. jenna: mr. anderson just had a private meeting
school should not be used as a vehicle as an extension of the juvenile justice system. >> reporter: she says school officials are working with police to come to an agreement on how situations like this will be handled in the future. meantime with the cell phones and abundance of technology available to kids these days she says parents are key to preventing them from making the wrong choices. >> with the social media, facebook, twitter, the time kids are out of your home be aware. be aware of what's going on. put some boundaries and maybe make some unpopular choices and let your children know they can't go someplace or be someplace or stay someplace, you know, x period of time. >> reporter: school officials won't say if the three students were expelled or suspended because the school system does not comment on disciplinary measures. we reached out to the boys' lawyers and made contact with one who had no comment. >>> police in frederick, maryland, working with investigators in arlington, virginia, to see whether it's the same group of jewel thieves that targeted stores in boat communiti
. ryan owens leads us off tonight. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away, but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfort anl, this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect's mother, she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try and help her son, and we kind of have an idea that maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray routh, after a police chase saturday night. they sd that routh turned the gun on kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, murdering them both. his family told them he was having trouble readjusting to life at home after years of war. that's something kyle spoke about frequently. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a w
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